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Doug Gordon – Live Your Purpose Every Day
14th July 2021 • My Worst Investment Ever Podcast • Andrew Stotz
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BIO: Doug Gordon is an international speaker, radio presenter, and CEO of D&S Performance Optimisation. He spent 21 years in the investment industry selling hedge funds and mutual funds B2B to global banks, institutional fund managers, and stockbrokers.

STORY: In the past, Doug would follow other people’s dreams and would often be motivated by money. This got him stressed, depressed, and anxious. Eventually, he decided to follow his true purpose, and now his focus is on living his dream while helping people find their true calling.

LEARNING: The more grateful you are, the more you open yourself to receiving more. Bring purpose to everything you do.

 

“Visualize what you want in life, and be grateful for everything you have because you open yourself up to receive more.”
Doug Gordon

 

Guest profile

Doug Gordon is an international speaker, a radio presenter, and CEO of D&S Performance Optimisation. He spent 21 years in the investment industry selling hedge funds and mutual funds B2B to global banks, institutional fund managers, and stockbrokers. He held positions of head of sales and marketing and sales director at two of the top fund managers in Europe. In 2012 he had a near-death experience which was the same year he did an industry record of over $1.75bn in sales in one year.

Worst investment ever

Doug’s worst investment ever was following other people’s dreams and money rather than following his heart and what was truly meant for him. He found himself doing what other people said he should be doing instead of following his true mission in life. This made Doug stressed, depressed, and anxious because his gut told him he was meant to take a different path, but he kept ignoring it.

 

Eventually, Doug listened to himself and got on track. Now he is doing what he loves most and has aligned what he loves doing and helping people. Doug focuses on adding value to people rather than focusing on how much money he will make out of it. He believes he’s found his true purpose, and he is living it.

Lessons learned

  • Many people hold onto past influences from parents, teachers, preachers, etc. You need to move past this to live your true purpose.
  • The people that come into our lives mirror back the areas that we serve. Suppose you can utilize that reflection of what you see in them as a way of self-improving yourself and understanding that they’re coming into your life to help you grow, evolve, learn, and then eventually, hopefully, teach someone else as well. In that case, it will make life so much easier.
  • Focus on what you want rather than what you don’t want. This will give you the energy to focus and go in that direction.

Andrew’s takeaways

  • You don’t need money to be happy. Family, friends, and healthy life can bring happiness.
  • No matter what you are doing, bring purpose to it.

Actionable advice

Gleam your light every day. Have gratitude for everything you have because you open yourself up to receive more. Learn something new every day because when you’re learning, you’re growing. Exercise to honor your body every day and have that awareness of where you are and what you’re looking to achieve. Then meditate to visualize your goals and visualize the steps, procedures, and processes in place to achieve those goals.

No. 1 goal for the next 12 months

Doug’s number one goal for the next 12 months is to get his TV show up and running and bring on some inspirational people that can add as much value to people. He also wants to continue adding as much value to his clients as possible and to make them align with their true selves to complete their true mission in life.

Parting words

 

“Go out and enjoy your life. Remember to focus on what you want, rather than what you don’t want.”
Doug Gordon

 

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